The next major version of macOS is likely to include standalone Music, Podcasts, TV apps, and a major redesign of the Books app.

Apple working on media apps for Mac may split iTunes into distinct applications
Atom Tech Shorts Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:35

Some of the standalone apps in the Apple ecosystem are likely to be brought onboard the Mac OS when the next version of the OS is to be released. This is the educated guess observers are engaging in following the company’s official announcement at some event earlier that the Apple TV will be coming to the Mac OS. According to a 9to5Mac report, Apple may bring other apps like Books, Podcasts and Music as well to Mac OS. The next version of the OS expected to be called the Mac OS 10.15 version. They have even confirmed that Apple is working on these lines and have share some icons that will appear in the devices once the new OS is installed. The Books app, according to these sources will be provided with some updates or redesigning.

Delving further into this, the report indicates the Books app will have different tags for the users to access the different sections like Library, Book Store, Audiobook Store and so on. Within these tads there will be further labels facilitating access to the contents without much efforts.

Mazipan, a new technology owned by Apple for seamless integration of its different applications within the Mac operating system will play a crucial role in the bringing in of the apps into the next version of the OS Apple announces.

The natural question uppermost on everyone’s mind is what the fate of iTunes, perhaps one of the most popular of Apple’s apps, will be. Some claim iTunes will also be part of the new Mac OS, though it awaits any kind of confirmation from Apple. It could be to do more with the technological issues rather than any policy/strategy issue. Now that the subject has been opened up, Apple may issue some clarifications.

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